Location: Museum of Fine Arts (Ulica kralja Tomislava 15, 21000 Split)
CONOR McGRADY: Entering the Control Zone
Exhibition opening: July 22, at 09:00 p.m.
Curated by Jasminka Babić and Branko Franceschi
For his first solo exhibition in Split, the Irish artist Conor McGrady presents his recent series of works on paper that were created after his research trip to Split and the island of Vis in 2018. In accordance with his interest in various manifestations of social order and topics related to the control of space, people and national borders, the works exhibited at the Museum of Fine Arts in Split research the Croatian present through the segments that McGrady has recognized as the ones surviving from the Communist era. Citing the legacy of ambitious architectural projects such as urbanistic project of Split 3 or vast network of military bunkers and tunnels on Vis, the artist examines the changes that have occurred when the utopian wishes of modernism had been replaced by political conservativism, a rightward turn and retreat into individualism. Large scale drawings show the ideological and aesthetic implications of the chosen localities explored in the broader framework of contradictions and ambiguities inherent to all power and control narratives.
The exhibition remains open until August 29, 2021.
More information is available at https://galum.hr/en/exhibitions/exibition/1729/.